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  • George County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in George County, Mississippi. Official Website George County was formed on March 16, 1910 and was named for James Z. George, US Senator from Mississippi. Adjacent Counties Greene County Jackson County Mobile County, Alabama Perry County Stone County Cities & Communities Agricola Basin Benndale Bexley B...

  • Hinds County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hinds County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county is named for General Thomas Hinds, a hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Adjacent Counties * Copiah County * Claiborne County * Warren County * Madison County * Rankin County * Yazoo County Cities, Towns & Communities *Bolton*Brownsville

  • Newton County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Newton County, Mississippi.Newton County was formed in 1836 and named after scientist Isaac Newton.The Battle of Newton's Station was fought in the county on April 24, 1863 during Grierson's Raid of the American Civil War.In February 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman crossed the county, burning the county seat at Decatur and was ...

  • Lawrence County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lawrence County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Formed December 22, 1814, the county was named for the naval hero James Lawrence. Adjacent Counties * Jefferson Davis County * Simpson County * Marion County * Copiah County * Lincoln County * Walthall County Towns & Communities *Arm*Jayness*Monticello (County Seat)

  • Franklin County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of people who were born, lived or died in Franklin County, Mississippi. Overview The county was formed on December 21, 1809 and named for Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. This was the fourth county organized in Mississippi. It was initially developed for agriculture, specifically cotton plantations. Cotton continued to be important to the economy through the 19th centu...

  • Pike County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pike County, Mississippi. Official Website Pike County was formed by an act of the Territorial General Assembly on December 9, 1815. It was named for explorer Zebulon Pike. Adjacent Counties & Parishes Lincoln County Walthall County Amite County Tangipahoa Parish Washington Parish Cities, Towns & Communities ...

  • Alcorn State University

    Alcorn State University (Alcorn State, ASU or Alcorn) is a public historically black land-grant university in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871 and was the first Black land grant college established in the United States.One of Alcorn's most notable alumni, Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist, graduated in 1952. Students at the college were part of the mid-twentieth century Civil Rig...

  • Covington County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Covington County, Mississippi. Official Website Covington County was established on January 5, 1819. The county was one of the first counties established out of the vast non-agricultural lands in the more eastern part of the state. Covington was originally cut out of Lawrence and Wayne Counties, and encompassed what is now Jefferso...

  • Mississippi counties, cities and towns

    This project is part of the State of Mississippi Portal. ==About the Project=Please use this project to add, research, document, and discuss your ancestors from Mississippi. You can add profiles for:* People born in Mississippi* People who lived in Mississippi* People who died in MississippiWhen you find helpful resources for research, please share them here so that others can benefit.If you ha...

  • Jones County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jones County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county was created in 1826 and named after John Paul Jones, the early American Naval hero who rose from humble Scottish origin to military success during the American Revolution. The Free State of Jones During the American Civil War, Jones County and Covington County, to its west, beca...

  • Itawamba County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Itawamba County, Mississippi.Founded in 1836 from the Mississippi Chickasaw Cession, the county was named for the Chickasaw leader Itawamba, known to English-speaking settlers as Levi Colbert. Adjacent Counties * Franklin County, Ala. * Marion County, Ala. * Tishomingo County * Lee County * Monroe County * Prentiss County Cities, Town...

  • Forrest County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Forrest County, Mississippi. Official Website The county was created in 1908 and named in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Adjacent Counties Covington County Jones County Lamar County Perry County Stone County Pearl River County Cities & Communities

  • United States Senators from Mississippi

    United States Senators from MississippiList of United States Senators from Mississippi (from U.S. Senate web site--no links) of United States Senators from Mississippi (with wikipedia links)

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  • Marion County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Marion County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Marion County was founded in 1811 by South Carolinians John and William Lott. They named the county after Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion. Adjacent Counties & Parishes * Jefferson Davis County * Lamar County * Pearl River County * Lawrence County * Walthall County * Washingt...

  • Siege of Vicksburg, MS May 18 – July 4, 1863, US Civil War

    This project is about the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate Army of Vicksburg led by Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the ...

  • Hancock County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hancock County, Mississippi.= Official Website = Overview This area of Mississippi was inhabited by indigenous peoples at the time of European colonization; the French were the first settlers and traders in the area. They imported African slaves as laborers, and in time a Creole class of free people of color developed.After the United...

  • Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (December 26-29, 1862), US Civil War

    The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, also called the Battle of Walnut Hills , fought December 26–29, 1862, was the opening engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign during the American Civil War . Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton repulsed an advance by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman that was intended to lead to the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi . On December 26, three Union div...

  • Lincoln County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lincoln County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county was created by the legislature on April 7, 1870 and was named for Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Adjacent Counties * Copiah County * Lawrence County * Walthall County * Jefferson County * Franklin County * Amite County * Pike County

  • Yazoo County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Official Website The area which is now Yazoo County was acquired by the State of Mississippi from the Choctaw Indians in 1820. Yazoo County was established on January 21, 1823. It is named for the Yazoo River, which forms its western border. Its name is said to come from a Choctaw language word meaning "R...

  • Benton County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Benton County, Mississippi. It is locally believed that residents convinced the post-Civil War Reconstruction government that Benton County was named after U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton , but the name actually honored Confederate Brigadier General Samuel Benton of nearby Holly Springs in Marshall County . Adjacent Counties M...

  • First Battle of Corinth (1862), US Civil War

    The siege of Corinth (also known as the first Battle of Corinth) was an American Civil War engagement lasting from April 29 to May 30, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi. A collection of Union forces under the overall command of Major General Henry Halleck engaged in a month-long siege of the city, whose Confederate occupants were commanded by General P.G.T. Beauregard. The siege resulted in the cap...

  • Smith County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Smith County, Mississippi. Official Website Founded in 1833, Smith County, a small county on the edge of the Piney Woods region in south-central Mississippi, was named for Maj. David Smith, a hero of the American Revolution who later settled in Mississippi. Adjacent Counties Scott County Rankin County Simpson County C...

  • La Baleine Brides

    The Baleine Brides were a group of 88 French women that were sent to French Louisiana (la Louisiane), arriving 8 Jan 1721 in Biloxi, the then capital of la Louisiane. These women purportedly volunteered to travel to la Louisiane to marry eligible bachelors who were settling the colony. They arrived on the French cargo ship Baleine , which is how they got their nickname. These women came from Ma...

  • Tishomingo County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Official Website Tishomingo County was organized February 9, 1836, from Chickasaw lands that were ceded to the United States. The Chickasaw were forced by Indian Removal to relocate to lands in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Jacinto was the original county seat of Tishomingo County and its his...

  • Lafayette County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lafayette County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Established in 1836, Lafayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette , the Frenchman who had heroically befriended the new American Republic. It was one of ten counties into which the Chickasaw Cession was divided.The Ole Miss riot of 1962, or Battle of Oxford, was an i...

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